EU President Donald Tusk said Britain must first settle the key divorce issues of “people, money and Ireland” before any talks on a post-Brexit trade deal.
China’s ride-hailing leader Didi Chuxing is close to finalising a fund-raising deal that would make it the most valuable start-up in Asia with a value of $50 billion, Bloomberg News reported Friday.
Pope Francis flies to Egypt Friday for a visit aimed at fostering reconciliation with the Muslim world against the backdrop of recent jihadist attacks on the Middle East’s biggest Christian community.
Scores of people were injured as violence erupted in Macedonia’s parliament after nationalist protesters stormed the building in anger over a vote for a new speaker, the interior ministry said Friday.
A British soldier jailed for killing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan was freed on Friday after his sentence was reduced from murder to manslaughter, his lawyer said.
An unprecedented ban on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter in Indian Kashmir has highlighted social media’s role in energising an insurgency that has roiled the disputed Himalayan region for decades.
Britain’s bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland rebounded into a first-quarter profit on cost-cutting, it said Friday, but the year-earlier loss was skewed by a vast exceptional payment to the government.
Swiss banking giant UBS said Friday that it booked “very strong first-quarter results”, driven largely by its investment banking and wealth management activities.
Sony said Friday it expects net profit in the current fiscal year to more than triple owing mainly to gains in its smartphone component business, while the PlayStation console division also boosted its fortunes.
Sharp said Friday its full-year net loss shrank by 90 percent and it swung to operating profit on structural reforms after being acquired last year by Taiwan’s Hon Hai.
Ninety-nine days after taking office, President Donald Trump on Friday is set to address the National Rifle Association, the hugely powerful US gun lobby that will surely give him a triumphant welcome.